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Digital Music Can Not Be Re-sold Online, US Judge Rules
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msg:4560568
 11:55 am on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

A company which allowed customers to resell their digital music "second hand" breached copyright, a US judge has ruled.

ReDigi billed itself as the first legal way to resell music bought online - but soon provoked the ire of record labels.Digital Music Can Not Be Re-sold Online, US Judge Rules [bbc.co.uk]
The ruling could have broad implications for digital reselling.

Unlike physical music CDs, Judge Richard Sullivan ruled that the "first sale doctrine" did not apply.

The doctrine is a long-established rule which allows the reselling of goods to a new owner. In other words, selling a CD once you no longer want it. But in the digital world, where duplication is much easier, the first sale doctrine was not appropriate, the judge said. "It is simply impossible that the same 'material object' can be transferred over the internet," he wrote in his ruling.

 

StoutFiles




msg:4560571
 12:01 pm on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Then it'll continue to be shared for free, oh well.

engine




msg:4560583
 12:55 pm on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I suspect that the aim is the closing down of third party sites profiting from the sale of the files. The music companies aren't getting a slice of that market.

Panthro




msg:4560600
 1:35 pm on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Just another thing that makes zero sense in the digital music arena

httpwebwitch




msg:4560618
 2:49 pm on Apr 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

In light of this I'd like my drawing of the spider to be returned, please.

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creative craig




msg:4561307
 11:34 am on Apr 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

httpwebwitch, once we have received proof of payment of the $233.95 we will return the original spider image and all related emails.

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